Thursday, July 14, 2011

learning simple things

The pulse of worship becomes more intense with every line.

Hands raised.

Hearts open.

Over a thousand people sing out an anthem of praise.

We draw near to God.

God draws near to us.

It's so beautiful that would draw near to each one of us. As I sat in the back of the auditorium after worship, I was blown away by this thought: At the same time God was speaking to my heart, He was also speaking to so many others in the room. He speaks to each of us individually. Though hearing the same message and singing the same songs, He sees the hearts of all and has a different plan for everyone. The Spirit is vast. Just thinking about all that He was doing in that room (not to mention the rest of the world) absolutely astounded me. What knowledge! What power! What a great God.

And yet we live as if He is small.

We hear His voice and then forget what He said. We worship Him and live our own lives. We don't remember that the Bible is truly the Word of God. We fail to take the time to come before Him in awe of His majesty. Often you hear people talk about "going deeper" with God. What if we just grasped the simple things? Things like "God is love", and that we were once dead and now made alive in Christ. What if we really learned to pray and worship? What if we learned how to love? I am seeing that I know less about God than I ever have. Just the fact that He speaks to everyone at the same time, on an individual and personal level makes me want to worship. It makes me want to know my God even more.

Hands raised.

Heart open.

My heart singing out an anthem of praise.

When we draw near to God.

God draws near to us. All of us.

For now, I am just coming to Him as a child. I know nothing of His ways and I just want Him to teach me the simple things...for He has more depth than I can even fathom.


Becky [This Road Called Vida] said...

This is TRUTH in plain form. Love it! I love how our human minds are too small to comprehend His greatness. There's no way in the world we'd ever get it... yet He's SO willing to speak to us and meet us where we are. He's AMAZING and being able to pour my heart out in worship is such a major blessing... it's one of my favorite things to do. Great post!

Anonymous said...

one of my favorite things to think about during prayer is how He is listening to millions of prayers at any given moment. so precious!

Leigh said...

I LOVE worshipping Him through music.
My favorite it to close my eyes & simply listen to all the voices raised to Him. Just a little glimpse of what Heaven will be like!
Love, Leigh

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Anonymous said...

This is so true.
It's like the more we learn about Him, we begin to see how little we actually DO know about Him.
It's amazing that He is so huge, so magnificent.
I love Him.

Bon Bon said...

One of my favorite things in this world. Glory bomb:-) xoxo

a girl with a smile said...

this is true

SavedthruLove said...

So very very true. I think that God is calling me to rest in His grace. He continually shows me just how far it stretches and how much He has for me and this world. I am desperate to fall more in love with the man that is SO in love with me selflessly and sacrificially.


beautiful post my dear!

Joyeful said...

Love this!!! So simple and yet so profoundly true!

Leslie @ top of the page said...

lovely post, girl. worship in a group, with some great music, is the best.

Kari said...

So, so true. Well put..lovee it. :)

hannah singer said...

to god be the glory!

Ashley said...

amen! it hurts me when i see people just stand there with no emotion siging. you are signing to the king, the god of the universe that saved is amazing to love us when we are so small compaired to this universe, let alone him. beautifuly written!

Abigail said...

Two words- AMEN, SISTER!!!!! This is so true. I love reading your blog (as always) and it seems like we just have so much in commmon!!! ;)
What state do yu live in?? I live in SW Florida.

Giving God the Glory!


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